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The California Academy of Sciences Creative Studio is excited to launch Diversity x Design: a project to encourage teena...
05/01/2021
Diversity x Design Poster Contest

The California Academy of Sciences Creative Studio is excited to launch Diversity x Design: a project to encourage teenagers to apply the tools of the design to express themselves and celebrate diversity in the worlds of design and science.

Feel free to share the attached poster and details, especially:

** it's a FREE poster contest for Bay Area high school students
** there are lots of resources, free design tools and inspiration
** fabulous designer judges will be hosting virtual workshops (register for more info)
** the poster themes encourage advocacy, imagination, diversity, and a brighter future
** Prizes will be awarded and winning posters will be exhibited at the Academy
** Deadline is September 7, 2021

Please forward any questions to: [email protected]
https://calacademy.org/diversity-x-design-poster-contest

Enter our poster contest celebrating diversity in science! Open to Bay Area high schoolers only through 9/7/21.

04/27/2021

Don’t miss the webinar on “Supporting Student Resilience by Using Outdoor Spaces for Learning and Play.” Key collaborators will share resources and ideas related to the benefits of using the abundant fresh air and access to nature to reduce virus transmission and improve students’ physical and mental health and well-being, learning, and play during the pandemic and beyond.
Event is scheduled Wednesday, April 28 at 3 p.m. Register here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Cr5N5iAAQ-WbK5ku5zaKxw

If yesterday's Pi Day has you inspired to engage in and learn more about the draft 2021 Math Framework, check out these ...
03/15/2021
CA Mathematics Framework

If yesterday's Pi Day has you inspired to engage in and learn more about the draft 2021 Math Framework, check out these resources and opportunities from CMC - California Mathematics Council. The draft framework is now available for public review and CMC has offered webinars, curated opportunities for more, and offers resources for educators interested in engaging in the public review process. The deadline for submitting public comment is April 8. https://www.cmc-math.org/ca-mathematics-framework

The Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (Mathematics Framework) is currently under revision.The California Mathematics Council (CMC) invites you to engage in conversations about the draft Mathematics Framework! CMC is hosting a series of events to h...

Don’t miss your chance to join Girls Who Code’s free Summer Immersion Program for current 9-11th grade girls and non-bin...
03/11/2021
Girls Who Code - Summer Immersion Programs Webinars

Don’t miss your chance to join Girls Who Code’s free Summer Immersion Program for current 9-11th grade girls and non-binary students! Girls Who Code welcomes all eligible students to apply for their introductory coding program, and strongly encourages applicants who are historically underrepresented in tech including Black, Latino, and low-income students. Join an upcoming Girls Who Code webinar https://mailchi.mp/c1d968b8992a/sipwebinar. Fill out the quick application here before the deadline on March 19th!

01/27/2021

Another great opportunity from one of our partners! Give your middle and high school students the opportunity to show off their creative problem solving through the engineering design process. The KQED #EngineeringforGood Youth Media Challenge is a project that asks middle and high school students to design solutions to real-world problems and communicate their solutions to an authentic, public audience through an infographic or a video. Get implementation support for this challenge in a 2-part hands-on workshop on January 26 & 28. Register today! Via KQED Education California STEAM Symposium learn.kqed.org/challenges/teachers/engineering

We Invite You to Join the STEM Learning Ecosystems Town HallsJanuary 5 and 7, 2021 from 1-2 PM ETErik Nikolaus Martin, d...
12/16/2020

We Invite You to Join the STEM Learning Ecosystems Town Halls
January 5 and 7, 2021 from 1-2 PM ET
Erik Nikolaus Martin, director of the Biden Day One Team and Melissa Moritz, deputy director, STEM, US Department of Education for the Obama-Biden Administration, will join STEM leaders in two Town Hall discussions from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET.
Join the STEM Learning Ecosystem and others from across the country in a Town Hall discussion where you can discuss critical questions that may help shape the future of STEM in the country.

Please choose one of the two dates to attend.
January 5: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYoc--tqT8oG9Yy0L4RgRhxNPoYnKshGTZn
January 7: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lcuqurDoiEtVPF2zNjpUmnC6SzXJ-w8Mi

Annual STEM conference by UC Davis' C-STEM Center to run 4 daysMonday, Dec. 7 to Thursday, Dec. 10, 3-5 pm daily: The 10...
11/24/2020
UC Davis Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education » 2020 10th Anniversary C-STEM Conference

Annual STEM conference by UC Davis' C-STEM Center to run 4 days
Monday, Dec. 7 to Thursday, Dec. 10, 3-5 pm daily: The 10th annual
Conference on Integrated Computing and STEM Education, organized by UC Davis C-STEM Center, will have the theme "Equity in CS and Math Education During the Pandemic." The conference features 7 keynote speeches and 10 panel sessions, including a keynote speech on “America’s Lowest Performing Students are Sinking!” by Dr. Mark Schneider, Director of the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. You can read more about the event here. Registration is free; to register, sign up here.
https://c-stem.ucdavis.edu/teachers-administrators/c-stem-conference/2020-2/

Join the 10th Annual Conference on Integrated Computing and STEM Education on December 7 – 10 online from 3 – 5 pm PT organized by UC Davis C-STEM Center in partnership with the California Department of Education and Small School District Association. The theme of this 10th anniversary conferenc...

Don't Miss This Podcast! A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction with Dani Wadlington & Kyndall Brown Via California STE...
11/24/2020
Lunch Bites • A podcast on Anchor

Don't Miss This Podcast! A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction with Dani Wadlington & Kyndall Brown Via California STEAM Symposium & #EquitableMath - listen in: https://anchor.fm/steam-symposium

Here on Lunch Bites, we engage educators in discussions on innovative practices, resources, and practical solutions to benefit our students and our greater education community.

Register today for the STEM Education Summit hosted by the San Francisco Business Times. Panelists include Faith Dukes o...
11/13/2020
STEM Education Summit - San Francisco Business Times

Register today for the STEM Education Summit hosted by the San Francisco Business Times. Panelists include Faith Dukes of Lawrence Hall of Science, Vincent Stewart of the California STEM Network, Carmen Domingo of San Francisco State University, and Colleen Cassity of Oracle Education Foundation. The virtual event will take place Friday, December 4, 10:00 am - 11:30 am. The San Francisco Business Times' STEM event will look at the state of science, technology, engineering and math education in the Bay Area and beyond.

The San Francisco Business Times' STEM event will look at the state of science, technology, engineering and math education in the Bay Area and beyond.

On November 5th, from 1:15-2:00 PM ET, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be hosting a fireside chat with an est...
10/29/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Fireside Chat with Bob Moses and Henry Hipps. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

On November 5th, from 1:15-2:00 PM ET, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be hosting a fireside chat with an esteemed leader in the field, Bob Moses, President and Founder of The Algebra Project, and Henry Hipps, Deputy Director on the K-12 Education team, about why reinventing the Algebra 1 experience is necessary and timely. Anyone is welcome to attend! If you are interested in joining the fireside chat, please register here.

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Fireside Chat with Bob Moses and Henry Hipps. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

10/29/2020

Reminder: The application deadline is November 6!

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Undergraduate Education in collaboration with the American Association...
10/21/2020
NSF Proposal Preparation Webinars

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Undergraduate Education in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will offer a 90-minute webinar about preparing proposals for the NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) program.

The webinar on October 27 from 4:30-6:00 ET will focus on opportunities for IUSE funding, specifically associated with aspects of undergraduate education related to STEM pre-service teacher preparation.

The NSF Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) in collaboration with AAAS will offer an Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) webinar focusing on opportunities for funding in the IUSE: EHR program, specifically associated with aspects of undergraduate e...

Check out this new, free resource - multi-disciplinary, health equity, notice, wonder, storyline, SEL supports - there i...
10/01/2020

Check out this new, free resource - multi-disciplinary, health equity, notice, wonder, storyline, SEL supports - there is a lot here to explore. There are units for 3-5 and high school also available.

Our COVID-19 & Health Equity unit for K-2 is here!
This multi-disciplinary unit can be taught during ELA, SEL, science, and/or social studies times as students, families, and teachers investigate the #COVID-19 pandemic. @LearnInPlaces @nextgenstoryli1
www.openscied.org/instructional-materials/covid-k-2/

The California Environmental Literacy Initiative is launching the series a 5-part series, A Call to Action for Education...
09/10/2020

The California Environmental Literacy Initiative is launching the series a 5-part series, A Call to Action for Educational Leaders, designed for California education leaders to highlight strategies for integrating environmental literacy across school systems. This series, running from Sept. 16 to Dec. 9, will share advice & strategies for education leaders to implement environmental literacy initiatives in their counties, districts, or schools.

Environmental literacy is a critical outcome for #California students. That’s why we're launching a FREE #webinar series—created by and for CA education leaders—with tools, resources, discussions, & networking for administrators to help teachers integrate environmental literacy. Learn how you can tune in at buff.ly/2G1pz2s

Have you used or are you interested in using the #NGSS units developed by OpenSciEd? Check out this webinar on 8/26/2020...
08/20/2020
Understanding the Remote Learning Adaptations of OpenSciEd Units

Have you used or are you interested in using the #NGSS units developed by OpenSciEd? Check out this webinar on 8/26/2020 orienting you on the remote learning guide they have developed to support utilizing the units in a distance learning context.

An informational webinar with Tana Luther, Math and Science Specialist
 at the Louisiana Department of Education.

07/14/2020
register.gotowebinar.com

It's not too late to register for our webinar tomorrow (July 15)! https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3770505054993859853

Join us on this webinar to learn about the San Diego Unified School District’s Elementary STEAM Pilot Program. This program, which is now in 48 (almost half) of the district’s elementary schools, has made a significant impact on teaching and learning. Our presenters, Cheryl Hibbeln and Michael Goodbody, will share with us how partnerships and relationships built during its development have proved to be critical to help the district navigate the unique challenges posed by the shelter-in-place orders. Learn how teachers and students who are participating in the program were better prepared to make the shift to distance learning and about the curriculum that has been developed to support the integration of STEAM into the school day.

The University of California High School Articulation Team is hosting a Webinar: From G to D*This live demo and Q & A is...
06/17/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: G to D: How-to. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

The University of California High School Articulation Team is hosting a Webinar: From G to D

*This live demo and Q & A is recommended for course list managers, reference list managers, and all those involved with submitting science courses.

Interested in ways to expand your students’ access to college preparatory courses this school year? Wondering what steps you need to take right now to move your eligible area G (elective) courses to area D (science)? Are you wondering...

-- How do I move or update a program or publisher course from G to D?
-- Which area G courses does this change (shift to D) apply to?
-- Why am I not seeing this option for other courses?

And more? Register (below) for our free webinar next Thursday, June 25, 2020 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) hosted by our high school articulation team. We plan to offer a few live demos as well as leave time for a Q & A.

Please register in advance for this meeting:
https://UCOP.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcocuquqjosG9MwdszOFshlr53UQCyjXbbI

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you're unable to join the live webinar, it will be recorded and posted to the A-G Policy Resource Guide website.

See you then!

All the best,
Your UCOP High School Articulation Team

Webinar: From G to D *This live demo and Q & A is recommended for course list managers, registration list managers, and all those involved with submitting science courses. Interested in ways to expand your students’ access to college preparatory courses this school year? Wondering what steps you n...

The latest issue of the California STEM Network Newsletter is now available! In this issue: Governor and Legislature Dis...
06/17/2020
California STEM Network News – June 2020

The latest issue of the California STEM Network Newsletter is now available! In this issue:
Governor and Legislature Disagree on Closing the Budget Shortfall
California STEM Network Webinar Series
STEM Resource Inventory – Now Available
UC Suspends Standardized Test Requirement
California STEAM Symposium Call for Proposals
2020 Early Math Symposium
https://www.childrennow.org/blog/2020-stem-newsletter-june/

In This IssueGovernor and Legislature Disagree on Closing the Budget ShortfallCalifornia STEM Network Webinar SeriesSTEM Resource Inventory – Now AvailableUC Suspends Standardized Test RequirementCalifornia STEAM Symposium Call for Proposals2020 Early Math Symposium Governor and Legislature Disag...

Please share this opportunity with middle and high school students.
06/17/2020

Please share this opportunity with middle and high school students.

Students in the middle and high school age range are invited to attend "Student Support Circle: Institutional Racism and Implicit Bias" hosted by the CDE and State Superintendent Tony Thurmond, this Thursday, June 18 at 4 p.m, on Facebook Live. It's hosted in partnership with with National Equity Project, and will feature California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris.

It will also feature students from across the state speaking about what they've experienced and talk about practical solutions to institutional racism and implicit basis in public schools.

The CDE recently created an email address for our communities to have their voices heard regarding institutional racism. Please submit your ideas and feedback to [email protected].

California Department of Education
06/16/2020

California Department of Education

Share your passion by presenting at the California STEAM Symposium! Submit a #CASTEAM20 presentation proposal: bit.ly/CASTEAM20proposals

Submission Deadline: 6/17/20

#STEAM #ProfessionalLearning #Science #Technology #Engineering #Arts #Mathematics

06/09/2020
UCOP A-G Course Management Portal (CMP)

Here is the latest from the UC High School Articulation Team,
University of California, Office of the President on transitioning science courses from (g) to (d) under the new guidelines.

Dear K-12 Colleagues,

We are excited to announce a new feature in the A-G Course Management Portal (https://hs-articulation.ucop.edu/agcmp#/login), which is now available for your use. As you know, High School Articulation highly recommends schools convert their eligible elective (G) - science courses to science (D) courses. We are also encouraging the same for eligible computer science and engineering courses frequently listed under the elective (G) interdisciplinary discipline.

As such, we have implemented a feature that will allow users to move their eligible elective (G) courses to science (D) through a process that does not require you to add/update content (as a revision normally would) unless you determine editing is necessary to ensure the course aligns with the science (D) criteria.

As a guide, we have created this resource document (https://mcusercontent.com/85dd67450c3165234698f75b7/files/41253ea6-1992-41c2-9115-04a60961e026/Key_elements_that_make_Area_D_courses_successful.01.pdf) to highlight the key features of successful science (D) course submissions, particularly when it comes to the laboratory activity requirement.
To begin the process, please review the elective (G) - science (and relevant interdisciplinary) courses on your A-G lists to determine which ones are candidates for the move.

Candidates for this move include (but are not necessarily limited to) those courses that could be listed under one of the expanded disciplines, such as earth and space science or environmental science courses, as well as computer science and engineering courses.

Review the resource document above to help you identify whether or not your courses already have or could have the key features of science (D) courses.

Emphasis should be placed on whether or not courses contain laboratory work that engages students in the Skills Guidelines listed in the science (D) criteria (https://hs-articulation.ucop.edu/guide/a-g-subject-requirements/d-science/).

We also recommend reviewing the eight practices of science and engineering outlined in the California Next Generation Science Standards (https://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ca/sc/ngssstandards.asp).

Use the A-G CMP course search feature (https://hs-articulation.ucop.edu/agcmp#/login) to help you find samples of already approved courses for reference.

When logged into the A-G CMP, navigate to your A-G list and then to the courses identified for the move.

Select Move to Area D and follow the prompts to handle the revision.

Please note that courses imported from Doorways with no content require a minimum of two units' worth of content (unit overviews, assignments and laboratory activities) be added before being submitted.

Specifically, be sure the course descriptions include the required laboratory activities and/or add them if necessary.

When finished, certify the course aligns with the science (D) criteria and includes the required pre-requisites.

Submit to UC for an expedited course review.

It is our hope that these instructions and the included guidelines will help you determine which courses to move to science (D) and how to go about doing that. However, if you have any questions, please be in touch.

Sincerely,
High School Articulation Team
University of California, Office of the President
1111 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 987-9570 | [email protected]

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